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Berkeley Event Videographers

Browse these event videographers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Berkeley.

Top Pro
  • 20 years in business
  • 792 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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One of the young videographers from the studio filmed our event and did an excellent job. She was polite, professional and unobtrusive. She brought a sound system with her which we used to give short presentations to the guest of honor. I was very pleased with how adept she was. Now we await the editing of the footage, which is being done in the studio, to produce a DVD of the event. I have high hopes and every reason to believe it will be top notch. They are responsive, clear, accurate and business like in all their communications. I will post another review when we have the finished product. Jennifer from Pleasant Hill

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Lawrence Gerald
4.8
from 177 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 302 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen Lynn B.
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Lawrence photographed our wedding and truly captured the beauty, elegance, and majesty of our special day. He was professional, prompt, and worked well with all of our vendors. We would highly recommend Lawrence for any photography event. Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding the most memorable experience possible.

Top Pro
  • 15 years in business
  • 233 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jen B.
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Kuks was the photographer for the first day in our new office. We wanted photos of the new space and of our team coming in for their first day there, and we got just that! Our team loved the photos he shared with us, and we got them immediately after the event, which allowed us to share on social media. Kuks was easy to communicate with leading up to the event and professional through the entire process. We'd definitely recommend his work.

Sybex Studio
4.3
from 153 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 398 hires on Thumbtack
An P.
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We hired Sybex Studio for our wedding couple months ago and now hired them again for Thanksgiving party. We were really impressed with their service and reasonable price. We spoke to different vendors and Ruben and his team were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about their job. We recommend Sybex Studio to anyone looking for event photography.

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JRumans Photography
5.0
from 90 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bob O.
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I hired Jeff to photographed our 50th wedding anniversary celebration of 63 people. He discussed the event several times in advance. He arrived 30 minutes before the posed fmaily pictures were takes to set identify scenic background at winery in Napa and set up proper lighting for the scene which was heavely backlit. He took posed pictures of 11 family members in various groupings, informal pictures at reception and during dinner and at Renewal of Weddding Vow ceremony. Picture were very good- sharp and good lighting. He composed 3 different albums for members of the family and was very quick in re-arranging the order of the pictures and making requested edit. . He was very professional to work with and guests enjoyed having him take their picture. He was very prompt ( within 3 days) in posting on his website a gallery of about 100 pictures of the event, which guests can review , download and order prints. He completed composing 3 different albums in 10 days. I was very pleased and recommend Jeff for event photography.

Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorena M.
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Wendy was amazing. She was there to help all my guest during my event and made all the pictures fun and easy! I highly recommend LuvlyProduction for any event and I will most definitely hire them again. The photo booth was amazing! Great job.

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ISDesigns Studio
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Al S.
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Extremely professional and thorough. He continued getting shots and video even after the event was done. Showed up early prepared and ready to go! Would highly recommend.

Top Pro
  • 9 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Peter A.
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I told Tri that we would be having a corporate VIP event at Celtra, Inc. and we needed him to take some shots. Tri definitely delivered, he was very professional and took plenty of high quality shots that made Celtra, Inc. look like an appealing company. His turnaround for the photos was only 24 hours and the image quality was excellent. Will definitely hire him again!

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Nicholas Domaguing
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Apoorva S.
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Nic came ahead of time on the day of the event. He coordinated well with the photographer. We hired him for the raw footage of the event and highlights video. He was very responsive over email, and provided raw footage of the event within a week. Highlight video contained well selected scenes.

Swannworks Films
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Cherelle P.
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I hired Keida day before a wedding for my sister in law. Which we didn't expect we would need one. He was SO accommodating and also went above and beyond to stay a bit longer than discussed for our event. He is so fast, efficient and very friendly. He came right on time and due to the last minute booking from phone consultation to day of, he worked with us the best he could. His example works were much better than the other videographers who gave a rate to our budget price. My gut told me to trust him, pay the extra and be his first client for Thumbtack. It was beyond what I expected and he did an excellent job and more! I wish I could give more stars than 5!

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Andre Soto Photography
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana A.
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Andre was awesome! He photographed our corporate event in San Francisco. Great photos, very easy to work with. Great turnaround time!

Kurtela Video Productions
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Isaac L.
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Hired Sean to film ceremony and event footage during the Prime Minister of Malaysia's trip to the Silicon Valley/SF in 2013. I found his work and professionalism to be exceptional and i highly recommend him for your next event.

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Ascension Digital Inc.
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mimi D.
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I have always been skeptical of getting services online. But Jim proved me wrong. He showed up on time for our event and was even gracious enough to accommodate my requests that are not part of the contract. I highly recommend his services.

Bay Area Camera Guy
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan R.
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We hired Craig for a corporate event and he was extremely professional, on time, and delivered everything that was requested. He was very responsive and easy to get a hold of to go over the shot requirements prior to the event. We highly recommend the Bay Area Camera Guy for your event and we will hire him again for our own future events.

Frank Sosa
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Smriti S.
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Frank came to my rescue when my original photographer had an issue come up day before my event! Frank was quick to respond, get on the phone with me to talk through my event and desires and made it happen without any fuss! He showed up on time and started clicking. He took some amazing shots of my event and even came up with his own reco on poses that resulted is some great pictures! Our event was running few minutes behind and he didn’t penny pinch for every minute. I would strongly recommend Frank for your event!!!

The Royal Roost
4.6
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Bob O.
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We had a tight timeframe to line up a videographer, so the responsiveness along with the quality of their work allowed me to engage with The Royal Roost quickly and confidently. This project was fairly straightforward, but from the coordination, to editing through final delivery, I couldn't have been more satisfied.

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N. Daví Reyes
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric J.
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Our experience with Nathaniel far exceeded our expectations. My wife and I hosted a family gathering at our home to reveal the sex of our new baby. He was taking pictures and videos the entire time. As with many photographers/videographers you never know what you're really going to get. Nathaniel was non-intrusive and blended in at the party which was refreshing. Now for the final product. Much to our surprise the very next day we had our video from him. It brought tears to both of our eyes. We cannot wait to share it with our family and most importantly our son. The video captured all the great moments at our party from the food, the drinks, the laughs and the people. My wife and I strongly recommend his services. Not only is he great at what he does, but he is a personable down to earth type of guy. Thanks Nathaniel.

  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kim H.
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I had my headshots done with Tri twice and loved them each time! Tri was also kind enough to help with an impromptu clip for a video I was putting together during our last session. Could not recommend him enough for all your photography and videography needs!

Gary Magill
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Alyssa F.
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Gary was awesome! He was the videographer at our wedding and was very professional. He worked well with our photographer and was a pleasure to work with! I can't wait to see how the video turned out!

Semmi Vision
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristine C.
Verified review

Semmi Vision did a great job with our video, he captured the real joy of our event. I would definitely use him again for our next event.

Wedding Video Films
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Oscar T.
Verified review

I used Wedding Video Films and I can say I am very glad I did. It was a bit hard finding the right videographer as we only had one chance to get this right. Soleil came in and eased us from the beginning and pretty much took over while still giving us full creative power. We let him do his magic and the final result was really special. We loved our highlight reel. Every time we see it, it makes us relive our wedding day all over again. We added drone footage and don't regret it, it created a whole new dimension I didn’t even notice at the day of the wedding. We love how they captured the smiles and emotions and the right moment and made it come together so nice. Thank you Soleil for capturing our special moment Oscar & Miriam

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  

When do you pay your wedding videographer and wedding photographer?

Most wedding videographers and photographers require a set deposit when you hire them. Wedding season is a busy time and a deposit secures that vendor’s services for your wedding date. It also protects the vendor if the couple changes their mind at the last minute, and they can’t find a new booking and lose work for the day. The deposit may be anywhere from 20 percent to  50 percent of the agreed-upon total price. Always get a written confirmation that your deposit has been received.

The remainder of the wedding videography and photography bill may be due in the week before to your wedding or on the day of the wedding. Other vendors may require a second payment immediately before the wedding and a third and final payment after the wedding video or photos are delivered. Each vendor has their own policies, so before hiring be sure to read, understand and agree to payment protocols. There is no requirement for tipping wedding videographers or photographers, but if you do want to tip them, the end of the reception is the appropriate time. 

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